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Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) China's early demographic history is similar to that of Europe; population grows only slowly due to war, disease and Malthusian resource limitation. Later, introduction of American foods allowed cultivated land to expand, but population expanded even more rapidly, leading to an extremely dense, but poor population. During this time, female infanticide was frequent, but almost all surviving girls got married. Within marriage, their fertility rate w
9. Demographic Transition in Europe
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Prior to the Demographic Transition, fertility in northwestern Europe was controlled by limiting marriage. Marriage was regulated by landowners and the churches, and was not allowed unless a man had accumulated the resources necessary to support a family. Long periods of being landless, a servant, or an apprentice, precluded marriage. Once married, there was no control of fertility. But, only about half of adults were married at any given time, so
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BBC: Michael Palin visits an English country estate in Zambia
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Volvo prepares for driverless future
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Apr. 30 - Swedish car-maker Volvo is testing a prototype self-driving car on public roads. The tests come ahead of a large scale pilot programme which will see one hundred autonomous Volvos navigating the streets of Gothenburg. Rob Muir reports. More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, R
Cubic Spline Curve Fitting with Controlled End Conditions
Another method for cubic spline curve fitting. It is a more flexible version of a proven technique by using a set of end conditions suggested by Nutbourne. The advantages and disadvantages of several techniques are clarified and sample graphical output is given. The result should be of interest to users of inexpensive computer graphics equipment who are interested in improving passive graphical output
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This course deals with the following topics: Models of manufacturing systems, including transfer lines and flexible manufacturing systems; Calculation of performance measures, including throughput, in-process inventory, and meeting production commitments; Real-time control of scheduling; Effects of machine failure, set-ups, and other disruptions on system performance.
Introducing WebJobs Tooling for Visual Studio with Brady Gaster | Web Camps TV Join your guide Cory Fowler as he talks to the product teams in Redmond as well as the web community.
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Video Culture Class: Spanish Holidays #17 - Labor Day
Learn more about Spanish culture with SpanishPod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important Spanish holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson video series is for you! With this series, you’ll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Spain. In this video, you’ll learn [...]
National Security and Intellectual Freedom
In fighting today's 'war on terror', how do the new post-9/11 national security laws, executive orders and policies infringe on our traditional freedoms of inquiry? Are they an important weapon in keeping Americans more secure? Do they benefit society and do they help keep us a free people? UCB faculty will discuss these issues in an evening that celebrates and honors the US Constitution of the 18th century. The panelists are: Michael Nacht, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and natio
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Modifying Home School Lesson Schedules
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Matt Moskal is a free-lance artist with a BA in Elementary / Special Education. He has taught Kindergarten through 6th grade in the Philadelphia School District since 2003.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age
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Body|Form|Space: Geometric translations of the body in motion
This paper presents a novel approach to digital investigation of body, space, form and motion to expose issues of spatial perception. The spatial experience as generated from, and translated by, the human body is the focus of this work. The work explores the representational value of the body?s sense-image, the context and spatial/visual literacy of the learned sense of space-time generated from the study of the human body. Here the body is conceived not just in space but also in time, affording
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Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs & Growth [Audio]
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